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Question: There are times when patients want to be accompanied in the exam room by a family member or friend. Most of the time that’s fine, but sometimes I believe having another person in the... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
Nearly 500 codes — including the two new U codes for COVID-19 and vaping-related disorders — are proposed to be added to the ICD-10 code set under the FY2021 Hospital Inpatient PPS (IPPS) ... More
Question: There are times when patients want to be accompanied in the exam room by a family member or friend. Most of the time that’s fine, but sometimes I believe having another person in the... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
Nearly 500 codes — including the two new U codes for COVID-19 and vaping-related disorders — are proposed to be added to the ICD-10 code set under the FY2021 Hospital Inpatient PPS (IPPS) ... More
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About 100 codes, including E/M office visits (99201-99215), are eligible for telehealth reporting under Medicare in 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS will allow Medicare providers to deliver telehealth services without site-of-service restrictions.
Modifier 25 indicates a "significant, separately identifiable E/M service." Incorporate the tips below and click the "Download file" link above to access a modifier 25 decision tree.
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